Its location on the Adriatic Sea, its along with developed infrastructure and well-educated workforce have helped Slovenia’s FDI attractiveness. The majority of FDI is from Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and Germany – though Germany holds the majority of indirect investments via Austrian subsidiaries. The US are an important investor, again indirectly, via subsidiaries in Luxembourg, Sweden, Germany and Switzerland. The majority of FDI goes to manufacturing, financial / insurance services, wholesale / retail, and real estate.
In 2020, the government introduced a screening mechanism for FDI, obliging investors to notify the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of any significant investment in certain strategic sectors (including infrastructure, technologies and dual-use items, the supply of critical resources, media, etc.).
Though it’s Ease of Doing Business ranking is 37/190, it will take almost 250 hrs per year to ensure tax compliance, the government is unstable, taxation and social security contributions are high, and there is a labour shortage due to an ageing and static population. Slovenia also has very high government debt.
AUXADI can become your ideal investment partner in Slovenia. From our office, located in Slovenia, we offer a One Stop Shop value added Outsourcing services in the areas of Accounting and Reporting, Tax Compliance, Payroll Management and Representation services, among others.